The SIAFD is a story of success. It has been the result of hard work by young farmers since 1951. About 175 members have served on the organising committee and several hundred others have worked during the field days providing the hands on approach needed to prepare for and run successful events.
The co-operation of the machinery firms has been vital to the success as has the response from landowners when asked to supply a site.
The South Island Agricultural Field Day (SIAFD) is a non-profit organisation and the committee organises an exhibition for the rural community every second year.